As part of The Starbucks Foundation’s Neighborhood Grants program, Connect To Greatness was selected to receive a $1,000 grant.
The grant award is thanks to a nomination from a local Starbucks barista who recognized the work our organization is doing to serve Black male youth and their mothers in South Palm Beach County.
Through this unique program, The Starbucks Foundation invites Starbucks partners to nominate a local organization in their community. Since 2019, more than 8,000 organizations have been awarded grants, amounting to more than $12.5 million.
“We’re very grateful for this award,” said Dr. Cassondra Corbin-Thaddies, CEO/President, of Connect To Greatness. “This affords us the opportunity to continue doing the work that ignites the curiosity and creativity of our boys and their mothers to be change-makers and leaders in the world around them.”
The Starbucks Foundation’s Neighborhood Grants program supports grassroots, community-led nonprofit organizations through catalytic investments in the form of grants. Neighborhood Grants also help build sustained local impact and inspire increased partner engagement with nonprofit organizations that work in their communities. “Our partners know their communities best, and have shared great insights about the organizations helping to uplift others in their neighborhoods, from addressing homelessness and fighting hunger to supporting youth and families,” said Alicia Vermaele, Executive Director of The Starbucks Foundation. “Through our latest round of Neighborhood Grants, we’re proud to support local organizations nominated by Starbucks partners who make our communities stronger.”